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Nittaku Factive Rubber

Best Beginner-Intermediate Rubber!   By Samson Dubina You have hundreds of different table tennis rubbers to choose from. Which should you choose? I recently chose Factive for my daughters, Fiona... Read More

13 Stages

13 Stages By Samson Dubina Develop a systematic approach to learning a new skill  A few years ago, I wrote this article.  During a skype lesson tonight, one of my... Read More


8 Slump-Busting Tips By Samson Dubina How do I GET OUT of this slump? At some point in your playing career, you have probably encountered a bad slump.  How long... Read More

Shut-Up and Just Play

Shut-Up and Just Play By Samson Dubina ..Or call an umpire? In the US, most tournament matches are not umpired.  However, you can request an umpire if there is a... Read More

Nittaku ITTF Monthly Pongcast – April 2018

Join the Nittaku’s ITTF Pongcast as it looks at all the international table tennis action in April 2018. This month, the Pongcast reviews the Asian Cup, Commonwealth Games, and Slovenia... Read More

Tournament Day Reminders

Tournament Day Reminders By Samson Dubina 8 simple things to think about…  Many of my recent coaching articles have been quite long!  Sometimes, I feel that shorter summary articles are... Read More

Investigating, Implementing, Performing Developing a Tournament Goal

By Samson Dubina One year at the US National Team Trials, I was leading 3-2 against ***Mark Hazinski and leading 9-3 in the 6th game.  After a series of aggressive... Read More